Monthly archives: October, 2018

International Visitors Partner with Congregations

The International Partnership Ministry Team of Pittsburgh Presbytery exists in order to help strengthen and encourage the church for faithful and fruitful discipleship in Pittsburgh Presbytery, the Synod of Blantyre, the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church and beyond.  Here is a link to more information on this ministry and mission of Pittsburgh Presbytery’s International Partnerships  https://pghpip.org/

Recently from October 11 through October 23 there were 16 Malawians https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malawi and 4 South Sudanese https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Sudan  who visited Pittsburgh area congregations to share in Christian Fellowship in a variety of ways in a number of different locations.

On the final morning (October 23) 3 members of the partnership (2 from Malawi and 1 from Pittsburgh) were invited to share about the partnership between congregations on WESA-FM 90.5 (Pittsburgh’s NPR Radio station).  The show is “The Confluence” (local daily radio program, Monday thru Friday at 9 a.m.) and the part of the program segment featuring partnership friends starts about the 23:45 mark in the audio file.  Click on the link below the picture for the article and the audio file to listen too.

Illah Nourbakhsh Wants To Empower Citizens And Scientists To ‘CREATE’ Socially Conscious Tech

Carnegie Mellon University professor Illah Nourbakhsh caught the robot bug at an early age, and as the director of CMU’s CREATE Lab, he’s influencing a technologically fluent generation to harness their energy for socially meaningful innovation. He shares his journey and what he’s hoping for the years ahead.

We are thankful for those African friends who traveled to the U.S. and Pittsburgh that gave us faith and hope in how we live together as Christians separated by thousands of miles, brought closer to together through God’s love for all people.

We thank our friends at WESA 90.5 FM for their allowing the wider community to hear and learn about International Partnership between Malawi, South Sudan, and U.S. in Christian love for each other.  http://www.wesa.fm/#stream/0

 

 


“Beyond Wearing Pink: How You Can Support Breast Cancer Awareness”

Breast cancer mortality rates have declined 39 percent due to the continued support of research and education. Imagine how many more lives could be saved if more people knew how to donate to the cause.

We share the stories of 2 women on Passages as we celebrate cancer survivors and pray for loved ones remembering people they have lost in the battle with cancer.  We encourage all women to get breast examines. October is “Breast Cancer Awareness Month!”

A resource guide explains how readers can go beyond wearing pink by donating their unused airline miles and credit card rewards to several breast cancer charities – something most people are unaware of.

We also included information on how to avoid charity scams and ensure your donation lands in deserving hands.

You can view the guide here: https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/support-breast-cancer-awareness.php

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Jane is a cancer survivor and here are several audio clips from her journey with breast cancer.

Jane shares the vision as a wounded healer for a future that includes her husband and family.

Here is a longer play story of a young woman, Ketrina Lewis and her journey with Breast Cancer on Passages.

We pray for all those women facing the journey with Breast Cancer and special prayers for the Rev. Sue Washburn, her husband Matt, and their daughters on the road ahead with her dealing with breast cancer.  Sue has and continues to serve on the PMM Leadership Team.  We thank Sue for her service to the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church where she is pastor and the many other ways her being part of the PCUSA at the national and regional levels has helped to share stories.

Presbyterian Media Mission sharing stories of hope and faith!